Calliope Musicals

Calliope Musicals Announce Album Release April 15 with Mega Party Extravaganza

Austin-­based psychedelic folk band to release debut LP titled Time Owes You Nothing with pomp, circumstance and surprises; band was just announced on sold out Electric Forest Line up.

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – February 2016) – Austin’s premier psychedelic folk band Calliope Musicals are overjoyed to announce the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Time Owes You Nothing on Friday, April 15, 2016. With a busy touring schedule beginning this month through the summer, the band was just announced on sold out Electric Forest lineup this June.

The band’s lead single “Echo of the Whoos” will be going for college and Triple A radio adds at the end of March. The Austin album release party will be at Central
Presbyterian Church located at 200 E 8th St., Austin, Texas 78701. In true Calliope Musicals fashion, the evening will be filled with music, confetti, costumes, dancing, hugging and much more. Tickets and more information are available at:

In a recent review of their performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival this past year, Billboard said “The sextet’s bubbly brand of pop-­rock (think a more authentically hippied-­out Grouplove) holds up -­-­ the crowd swells significantly as passersby get sucked into the genuinely good vibes of songs…”

Calliope Musicals fill in their folksy roots with a mix of vibraphone, tribal drums, bass, lead guitar and explosive vocals. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Calliope Musicals is a six-­person musical tribe that includes Carrie Fussell (vocals), Matt Roth (guitar), Craig Finkelstein (vibraphone), Josh Bickley (drums), Andrew Vizzone (bass) and Chris Webb (lead guitar). Recorded at Fairfax Studios during a month-­long stay in California, Time Owes You Nothing is the first LP from
Calliope Musicals. The album was produced by Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cold War Kids), mixed and engineered by Gavin Paddock and Andy Dalton and mastered by Pete Lyman (Pat Benatar, Jason Isbell, Banks, Ben Harper).

“The album is colored with excessive amounts of Jesus Christ Superstar,” said Carrie Fussell, lead singer. “What came out is an album that inspires us and one that we hope will inspire others to push boundaries and be their favorite version of themselves.” “Our music centers around a certain energy more than a certain style,” the perpetually barefoot Fussell says. “We’ll do rock, then dance-­y disco, then some slow sit-­down [songs]. At the end of the day, it feels like the music revolves around imagination and adventure more than it does a specific type of music.”

NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” said that Calliope Musicals is a “…full-­blown psychedelic pop carnival” and described their song “Party Master & the Space Brigade” off their recent EP as “a slice of electro-­tinged, boisterous fun that wisely strives for nothing more.” Paste recently premiered the same video describing the self-­produced music video as “trippy” and “eclectic.” Billboard recently featured the band in the Austin City Limits 2015: Best Moments From the Fest’s First Weekend.

Calliope Musicals have been working zestfully for years and are also no strangers to the festival and touring circuit. They recently completed their sixth tour across the U.S. in October and have traveled all over North America to perform at a variety of festivals such as ACL Festival, UTOPiAfest, Wakarusa, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Backwoods Music Festival, Evolve Festival, Center of the Universe, Untapped Festival, Higher Grounds Music Festival, Red White and Blue Ball, and Head for the Hills. The festival world has no doubt embraced Calliope Musicals and their journey is just beginning. They approach the music making process without fear or hesitation, and are unapologetically original and daring. Calliope Musicals has only begun their imminent climb to the top.

February 5 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
February 6 – Feed N Seed – Lafayette, LA
February 10 – Ryleigh’s – Fayetteville, AR
February 11 – Pitter’s Lounge – Cape Girardeau, MI
February 13 – Microbrew & Music Festival – Traverse City, MI
February 14 – Canal Public House – Dayton, OH
February 16 – Scarlet and Grey Cafe – Columbus, OH
February 18 – Founder’s Brewery – Grand Rapids, MI
February 19 – Park Theatre – Holland, MI
February 20 – Dunn Dunn Fest at Subterranean – Chicago, IL
February 21-27 – Cherokee Performing Arts Center – St. Louis, MO
March 4 – Kiva – San Marcos, TX
March 5 – Nacogdoches Music Festival at Liberty Bell – Nacogdoches, TX
March 11 – 35 Denton Music Fest – Denton, TX
March 12 – Llano Earth Art Fest – Llano, TX
March 17 – Official SXSW Showcase | Tellers – Austin, TX
April 1 – Grand Stafford Theatre – Bryan, TX
April 15 – Central Presbyterian Church – Austin, TX
April 16 – Easter Island Festival – Claremore, OK
April 23 – Satellite Bar – Houston, TX
May 7 – Pecan Street Festival – Austin, TX
June 23-­ 26 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI
September 1-­ 5 – Backwoods Music Festival – Agra, OK

The track listing for Time Owes You Nothing is as follows:
1. 1604
2. Echo of the Whoos (*first single)
3. Sink or Swim
4. Vegas
5. Happy, Sandy Baby
6. Potting Daisies
7. What My Eyes Found
8. Swim or Sink
9. Tiny White Moths
10. Velveteen
11. Letters
12. Morning Ground
13. Be (Morning Ground pt. 2)

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